Monday, 19 July 2021

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Mead Primary School - Australia class

Dear Parents and Carers in Australia,,

This afternoon, I was notified that a member of staff in Australia has tested positive for COVID-19. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.

As we were only made aware of the positive test at 2-00 this afternoon, you should collect your child
as usual at the end of the school day. Australia Class must self-isolate with immediate effect up to and
including Monday 26th July. All contacts are strongly advised to get a PCR test as soon as possible.

We will use Google Classroom for some learning and fun activities for the final 3 days of the term. If
your child does not have access to a computer and you would like to use a school Chromebook, please
contact the school office.

If your child has a cough, runny nose or any other symptoms, you are strongly advised to get them tested.

Please inform the school immediately if your child tests positive.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

● If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days

from the date when their symptoms appear.

● All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10


● The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

● Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken

within the home.

● Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of

infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

● If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying

health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home

isolation period.

● Contact the school immediately if your child develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

● new continuous cough and/or

● high temperature

● a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If your child or anyone in the household

does develop symptoms, you can seek advice online at Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or by

phoning NHS 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with


● wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

● use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

● wash your hands as soon as you get home

● cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or


● put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

I apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield

Executive Headteacher, The Learning Federation